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Gator, Gator, Second Grader: Classroom Pet or Not?

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Many creatures make great classroom pets, but others just DO NOT! That's what the teacher says, anyway! When second graders Benny and Jacob bring a baby alligator to school in a cardboard box, their teacher, Mrs. Nichols, has an important message to share. A baby gator is NOT a good classroom pet! she explains. As an impromptu pet safari unfolds, Mrs. Nichols helps her ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Little Five Star
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Frances
Apr 17, 2015 Frances rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teachers, Home schoolers, Parents, Grandparents
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Update: I first wrote this review about 2 weeks ago. We have had it for about a month now and it is still being read and talked about. Now that spring has arrived and the children can play outside, I often hear one of them ask, "what about this one? Will this make a good pet?" With one particular child this causes some concern and I have to move quickly to see what he wants to bring home. This, however, is not the fault of the author so I won't take any stars off for it. We no longer read it ...more
Marilyn
Nov 07, 2014 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
Having taught grade two (my most favourite grade to teach of all) and been an elementary school librarian I certainly would have had this book in my classroom and library. The book teaches children how to respect nature through choosing pets that are suitable to live in a classroom environment.

The adorable gerbil narrator, Sue, nicknamed Snoozer because of her sleeping habits, is the perfect choice to invite, guide and teach your child all about the different animals that are featured candidates
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Received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Gave and read it to my little niece. It was cute, age appropriate, and teaches children a little about animals and animal safety.
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